Crime and Punishment in Medieval Art
Taught by Gabriella Corey
After receiving a degree in the History of Art and Architecture from College of Charleston in 2013, Gabriella moved to Germany to travel and work. In September 2015, Gabriella completed her master’s thesis from the Universtiy of Glasgow on clocks and shfiting temporality in Medieval western art and moved from London back to Germany. In January, she accepted a position with Christie’s Old Master Department and moved to a Success Specialist position at artnet in April. Outside of work, Gabriella’s interests focus around getting lost in new areas of the city, eating cupcakes at every possible opportunity, and reading an incredibly random selection of books.
From gruesome post-mortem dissections to strange and unusual punishments for suspected heretics, medieval manuscripts provide can provide excruciatingly detailed depictions of all humanity's cruelties and curiosities.
In this talk, we will look at centuries-old illustrations of torture and execution as well as read some rather horrifying excerpts from confession extractor (aka torturer and all around psychopath), Heinrich Kramer.